Today, Captain Jim and myself, got to spend our afternoon a little differently since we had a charter on the M/V Kittiwake. This charter was special because we got a great family from Chicago, Illinois, who had an affinity for lighthouses! I got to “wow” them with my endless knowledge of lighthouses, or at least about the lighthouses on San Juan Island. As we took a leisurely drive along the west side of San Juan Island, we were able to see both Cattle Point and Lime Kiln Lighthouses. Both of these lighthouses are run on solar energy, and are completely automated. Lime Kiln was the last of the lighthouses to be fully automated in 1950, when they finally made the switch from incandescent oil vapor lamp to an electric bulb. Lime Kiln is also the site of Lime Kiln Whale Watching Park! Today was a great day for those frequenting the shores of Lime Kiln, as well as our passengers aboard, when we came across a large group of L Pod. Not only did we get to take a closer look at lighthouses but we also got to see L Pod breaching! All in all, a great day to spend our Saturdays.
Caitlin, Naturalist- M/V Kittiwake, San Juan Safaris